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Mar 24, 2009 11:06 AM

drinks suggestions with no sweetener

Usually I'm a beer drinker (brown ales and anchor steam/liberty ale are my go-to) but there are occasions when I'd like a cocktail instead and I have no idea what to order. To make it more complicated, I need to avoid sugar, so any drink with fruit, simple syrup, etc. is out. The only drink I've found so far that I like is vodka and soda with lime. Martinis and manhattans are a bit too much for me (maybe I can work my way up to them?) but I am learning to appreciate whisky on the rocks. Suggestions appreciated!

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  1. I'm with you on that. I don't like any sweetened drinks (artifical or not). Flavored vodka with soda water and lime is my standby - the new grapefruit flavored vodka is great in this drink. Another that I do is rum and soda with a lime, and good whiskey with a splash of soda and a twist. If you go to a bar with a good bartender (who's not too busy) you can ask for a muddled old fashioned without sugar and with soda. I like the flavor of the muddled orange and cherries mixed with the whiskey and lightened with the soda water. One of my favorites.